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Pismo Restore Disks

Hi all, does anyone have the restore disks for the 400/500mhz Powerbook G3 Pismos? Its a very popular model for enthusiasts and i think quite a few people have them here, it could be a valued addition.

Myself, i have a Pismo now but without the restore disks (hence the request)

Many thanks

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I have a used Pismo that came without its original discs. I used a full retail installer for 9.2.1 to set it up, and an updater to 9.2.2. They're available in 3 StuffIt segments titled MacOS_9_2_2: http://www.mediafire.com/?3vkhbsaejmrtu

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MacTracker says, its original OS is 9.0.2, its maximum is 10.4, and yes,
a retail full installer from minimum to maximum requirements always works.

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Yea i have a 9.0.4 retail disk that installed fine on it, the 9.2.1 on the other end of the link however hasn't been recognised as a startup disk, the content is there and i can run disk utility off it but it wont boot Tongue

A bit odd that

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The 9.2.1 disk doesn't boot probably because the image is not untouched. Never mount an image if you want to burn a bootable CD from it!!!

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burned straight from the toast file with toast without any mounting. Still wont recognise regardless.

Tried another disk drive, but to no avail

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Which means that the image has been mounted before you downloaded it. I believe this 9.2.1 toast image originates in an iso image which was on the ftp server of MacDomain. However, I do not know whether the MacDomain iso image was untouched. I have this iso image but, unfortunately, mounted it. After this the ftp server of Macdomain went down - and still is down. Anyway, there is an Mac OS 9.2.2 eMac download by Bolkonskij on MacGarden (http://www.macintoshgarden.org/apps/macos-922-boot-cd-emac-g4-100-compat...) which should work on the Prismo.

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ah, that worked a treat
many thanks

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I may be late to this discussion, but what is the difference between 9.0.2 and 9.0.4 ? I think my original discs state 9.0.4, can I still use 9.0.2 ?

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...what is the difference between 9.0.2 and 9.0.4 ?

I think 9.0.4 was considered to be the 1st reliable stable release of the 9 series.

Stable releases went 8.6 then 9.0.4, and what came between those had stability issues. Can't say what these were, but I think this was the case. That said, I thought the unreleased Mac OS 8.7 - Sarah was pretty nice Wink

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Mac OS 8.7 *was* Mac OS 9.0 -- they just re-branded the assets and scrambled to get it out the door. 9.0.2 through 9.0.4 were bugfixes.

9.0.1 was scrapped before it got out the door.
9.0.2 was a tweaked 9.0 to make it work with the 2000 laptops.
9.0.3 was a tweaked 9.0 to make it work with the 2000 iMacs.
9.0.4 was the first roll-up release after the initial 9.0 that included all the previous drivers/additions, and added new Firewire, USB, sound, and networking driver/subsystem fixes along with a Y2k20 fix.

So as far as SheepShaver goes, for instance, there's essentially no difference between 9.0 and 9.0.4 other than the ROM having the newer OpenTransport support in it.